About Me!

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my shop šŸ’›

My name is Brenda Heredia (she/hers) and I am a college student pursuing a double major in Business Marketing and Spanish along with a Translation Certificate. I came to the United States at the age of 15 in 2014, and since then it has been a process of blooming, healing, embracing, and unlearning things that directly and indirectly affect and impact my community.Ā 

The name of my shop, quHerencia has many meanings. Querencia in Spanish refers to a place where one feels their most authentic self, it is a place where one feels home. I added a "H" in the middle to represent the word "Here", which creates a sense of belonging within my community. The "Here" can also stand for my last name, "Heredia", and within the name the word "Herencia" (Heritage) is also formed, which represents the many identities, experiences (positive and negative), and cultural backgrounds that are transferred within our older and younger generations.Ā 

As of today I'm focusing on beaded jewelry, such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. When growing up, I always admired the beauty of the Hispanic/Latinx community and beading has helped me develop a way of expression, self-care, and it has become a safe space for me. In the future I hope to be able to give back to the community who has helped me grow and who has embraced me through ups and downs.Ā 

Thank you so much for your support and please let me know if there is any suggestion or if you ever want to reach out feel free to message me through instagram (@brenher_) or send me an email to quherencia@gmail.com.

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Brenda :)